See The Finalists of the Bird Photographer Of The Year 2021 Contest

Wildlife photography can be one of the most difficult, and most rewarding genres for photographers.  Spending hours, days, sometimes even...

See The Finalists of the Bird Photographer Of The Year 2021 Contest

Wildlife photography can be one of the most difficult, and most rewarding genres for photographers.  Spending hours, days, sometimes even years just trying to get that one perfect moment. It takes a lot of patience and practice to get right and the finalists for this year’s Bird Photographer of the Year Awards demonstrate that exceptionally. The competition is open to photographers of all skill levels and is based in the United Kingdom.

Now in its 6th year, the world’s premier bird photography competition saw over 22,000 entries from 73 different countries all competing for the £5,000 (about $6,900 US), grand prize. BPOTY is a strong supporter of conservation, providing financial support for grassroots projects through our partner charity Birds on the Brink, (www.birdsonthebrink.co.uk).

This selection is a sneak preview of what is still to come, with the winners being announced on the 1st September 2021.

“This year we saw an incredible 22,000 entries into the competition, with images coming in from all over the world,” said Will Nicholls, wildlife cameraman and Director at Bird Photographer of the Year. “The standard of photography was incredibly high, and the diversity in different species was great to see. Now the judges are going to have a tough time deciding the winner of the competition!”

Published by William Collins, Collection 6 is a hardback, coffee-table book featuring the best images from the 2021 competition. Across 256 pages, this book will be filled with stunning images to inspire any keen bird photographer. The book is currently available to pre-order on the birdpoty.com website.

View The 2021 Competition Finalist Images Below

BPOTY 2021 Finalists
© Mario Suarez Porras | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© Eirik Grønningsæter | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© Thomas Vijayan | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© Taku Ono | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© Anupam Chakraborty | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© Daphne Wong | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© Tzahi Finkelstein | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© Mark Williams | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© Gábor Li | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© Aguti Antonio | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© David White | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© James Wilcox | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© Andy Parkinson | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© Amanda Cook | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© Brad James | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© Raymond Hennessy | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© Irma Szabo | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© Fahad Alenezi | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© Irene Waring | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© Scott Suriano | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© Diana Schmies | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© Mark Sisson | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© Tom Schandy | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© Gail Bisson | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© Daniela Anger | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© Terry Whittaker | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© Øyvind Pedersen | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© Li Ying Lou | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© Daniel Zhang | Bird Photographer of the Year
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© Brian Matthews | Bird Photographer of the Year

Category details can be found here and the list of prizes available here.

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